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Friday, September 3, 2010

Ten TV Shows You Never Knew Existed

By Doug
From: http://media.gunaxin.com/

Doug

For all the popular shows in the world there are those other ones. Shows that fall through the cracks and for good reason. Check these out.

10

Manimal

Melody Anderson and a dude that can change into animals? Sold!

9

The Invisible Man

David McCallum was cooler in The Man from U.N.C.L.E., but the effects in this were pretty cutting edge for their time.

8

Automan

This one… just watch, it’s a little hard to explain.

7

Holmes and Yoyo

What is it about cops and their weird — in this case — robot, partners? It was still fun.

6

The Phoenix

This is just weird.

5

Future Cop

Ernest Borgnine, John Amos and a android? Gold, baby! Pure Gold! And when Amos says,”That’s the fastest white boy I ever seen,” it’s classic racist television.

4

Gemini Man

A secret agent who can turn invisible for short periods of time. Kind of a boring spin on The Invisible Man.

3

Bigfoot and Wildboy

You heard me, a show where Bigfoot raises a kid and they have adventures. It’s the coolest, baby!

2

The Monster Squad

Not the movie, but the cheesy ’70s TV show. Gopher from Love Boat teams up with Dracula, Wolfman and Frankenstein to fight crime and have some laughs.

1

The New People

Is it me or does watching this make me think that Lost wasn’t a very original idea? We’ll finish up with this one.

The Brutal Damage Caused by Bull Goring

Written by Asher Kade
From: http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/

bullPhoto: BillGracey

People being gored by bulls' horns is common in Latin America. While the bull is normally docile and easily domesticated, he can also become quite angry and make a turn for the worse. Bullfighting is a commonplace spectacle. Often these animals are provoked or abused in order to get the animals to react violently and thus create a more dramatic scene.

bullPhoto: Monica Ray

Socioeconomically, bulls are the source of entertainment in Latin countries. "Running with the bulls", with all its cultural aspects, happens every year in the summer. Since the 13th century, these festivities (most popular in Spain, though conducted in other places like India) are part of the countries' economic sustainability.

In the US, cowboys who work with cattle, in a practice known as animal husbandry, claim 94% of all of their injuries are caused by the bulls alone. Despite being normally docile, bulls are the most violent and lethal animals a cowboy will face.

bullPhoto: Emilio Labrador

Cattle behavioral issues are also common for police officers all around the world. In India, there is a huge problem with rogue cattle wandering aimlessly about and unattended. There are at least 2,655 illegal dairies in New Delhi alone. These illegal dairies are poorly maintained, lending to disease, corruption, poor management, bad food quality and animal abuse. Many of the 30,000 cattle that roam New Delhi come from these illegal dairies. Locals are attacked when they least expect it by the rogue cattle. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) are now microchipping cattle to be able to identify the owners. Without the microchip, owners face huge fines and/or loss of their cattle, as they are either sold off or killed.

The abdomen, which is usually eye level to the bull, is the most common area to be gored. Even the chest is not gored as often as the abdomen. The abdomen lacks the skeletal protection of the chest, which makes the person susceptible to fatalities. The abdominal walls are sliced open and hemorrhaging begins prodigiously. The bowels end up being spilled out.

Other likely places to be gored by a bull are the vaginal and anal cavities (second most common). Lung punctures and rib fractures can be found in about 4% of cases. The most extensive goring typically takes place on the right side (63%) as many people are right handed and the bull is thus more likely to be stood on their right side. Also, right handed people are more likely to try to protect themselves with their right hand, obviously.

(See pictures of these bull gording injuries.)

Injuries from bull goring are very unique. The horn's long, curved shape with smooth, tapered ends is nature's creative way of protecting the bull from harm's way. Because of the bull's horn size and structure, 25% of all bull horn injuries are fatal.

death by bullPhoto: Mukta Rani

In most parts of the world, there are no regulations on how to handle the animals when they are used for entertainment purposes. The animals' rights are seldom considered. As mentioned earlier, laws are improving to protect citizens from rogue, loose cattle. But, for the most part, innocent victims of bull horn injuries don't receive justice.

If the bull horns do penetrate the victim's body, the gored individual has a 78% likelihood of dying.

bullPhoto: chikuado

Note in this last video how the spectators in Spain treat the bulls. Witness how the bulls are provoked and abused. Ask yourself: is injuring an animal entertainment? Is witnessing a person being brutally killed a sport? Watch this video and decide for yourself.

All pictures used in this article have received permission to be used by their respective owners.

© Asher Kade

The 25 Dumbest Stadiums Ever Built


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A great stadium can be the difference between a fan base becoming the 12th man. A dumb stadium means an uncomfortable environment for both fans and players alike.

No one wants to sit three hours in a refrigerator or be placed in jail for rooting too hard. Players don't want to be a move away from an ACL injury.

From Major League Baseball to World Cup soccer, some unfortunate teams call the world's worst stadiums home.

Whether the stadium fits 21,000 or 100,000, here are the 25 dumbest stadiums ever built.

25 Pictures Of Rockets Being Launched

From: http://www.bannedinhollywood.com/

The title is a little deceptive in that there are certainly other weapons being fired in some of these images. Nonetheless, I found these images stunning, and the title, fitting enough.

No comedy today folks… enjoy these 20 mindbending images.

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